Nomad Mountain Cafe Pizza and More

Junction of State Highways 4 and 126 (the road to Fenton Lake)


Nestled in the middle of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico at an elevation of 7,600 feet is Nomad Mountain Cafe Pizza and More. The building is recently renovated through out including; new pex water supply, completely replaced sanitary (including grease line) piping, replaced propane piping, updated and modernized electrical system including all LED lighting throughout, up to date Ansel fire control system, complete interior renovation that includes all new plumbing, electrical and interior finishes, new energy efficient aluminum clad Douglas Fir operable windows, new exterior and interior doors with keyless entry, HD hardwired security camera system, internally wired sound system, AV system and remote control screen, EPA compliant wood burning stove in dining room, 6 year old high quality metal roof, replaced or restored exterior siding and completely repainted. The building also includes several significant upgrades; Rinanni Commercial dual tankless hot water heaters which respond to any hot water demand required, a custom made to order double deck Blodgett Pizza Oven configured to propane and high altitude baking needs, high quality simulated barn wood ceramic plank flooring through out, new plywood T&G subfloor topped by cement Hardi backer board with a Schluter membrane between the finished floor tile and the subfloor structure. Additionally, there are two bathrooms, one public and one semi private. The public bathroom includes new penny tile flooring, subway tile wainscoat through out, new Kohler lavatory and faucet and a new Kohler low water use toilet. The semi private bathroom includes an exterior keyless entry as well as an interior keyless entry and is a wet bath with a full two piece shower. The room has an electric heated floor so that heats the shower floor as well. 


As an asset sale the building is sold complete with all interior fittings these include; all dining furniture, all dining ware and flatware, all wall art and other antique road trip inspired decorations, all antique lighting, all restaurant equipment i.e. pizza oven, pizza make station, salad prep station, salad prep station, range, warewashing machine, Hobart 20 quart mixer, meat slicer, meat grinder, True 3 door refrigerator, True 3 door freezer, True 2 door display/dough refrigerator, American display refrigerator, all kitchen cooking and storage equipment, all prep tables. There is an exhaustive equipment list available upon request. All is included in the sale.


The building is approximately 1,700 sq. ft. in size and seats 41 at table, 9 at the service bar and up to 20 on the exterior patio. There is an enclosed storage corral where trash and recycling are kept and a large fenced rear yard that could easily be developed as an additional exterior dining are or home for a new walk in refrigerator/freezer. The building is part of what is know as La Cueva Center which includes a country grocery store and a 17 room lodge. The building is nestled between these two independent entities and faces New Mexico State Highway 126. The property owner will automatically become a voting member of a 3 member business association which provides services for all property owners which include maintenance of the community water and septic system and the common grounds area around all of the buildings. 


Nomad Mountain Cafe Pizza and More is located essentially equidistant to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trip from either city is about  1 hour and 10 minutes and traverses some of the most spectacularly beautiful country in the state. Along the journey to the location, depending upon which direction you come from, you'll pass Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Valles Caldera National Wildlife Preserve, Las Conches (extremely popular rock climbing area), San Antonio Hot Springs, Battleship Rock, Soda Dam, the village of Jemez Springs and the Jemez Pueblo. As many as 500,000 unique visitors travel through the Santa Fe National Forest each year with a significant number of those folks turning up the road to Fenton Lake to fish from March to December.


With very little effort you can immediately open your own restaurant by simply adopting what has already been in operation for the past two years. The owner is including his recipe book and is willing to train the new owner in the operation of the business. Nomad Mountain Cafe Pizza and More is a highly regarded establishment as evidenced by it's social media presence, check out these links;  and The seller's intention is to make your transition to restaurant ownership as seamless as possible.  


So, why you ask is the owner selling? The answer is simple, he has a thriving vintage Airstream restoration and rental business that requires more and more of his time. He simply doesn't have the bandwidth to operate a restaurant in addition to his other activities, his loss is your gain.

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